As a requirement for my job as graphic designer extraordinaire at AIMS Education Foundation, I am to participate in continuing education. It’s a great way to sharpen the skills and know-how and also to do something a little different. I am never asked or push myself to do any real art… you know, the kind you can put up in your house. When I get home from work, if I’m not slaving on someone else’s stuff, I’m working on my music or fixing the house that lacks any art on the walls. The latter tends to be the case more often than not. Not because our house sucks, but because I am Type A when it comes to my house. So, these classes are a great opportunity for me to do something I otherwise would probably not do… create some good old fashion artsty fartsy.
There was a particular assignment in which I was quite pleased with my efforts, so much so, that my wife and I decided to put them up on our walls. I have to recreate it to do so (or pay exorbitant amounts of money to have someone print it for me), so as of right now they are not on the walls.
It was a series of 4 pieces that were to tackle particular elements in art. I won’t go into all that uppity uppity with you, but the great thing about it was we were allowed to use any subject matter. I chose a cat and ball. The can be used to create tension with each other and they also go together like … well, a cat and ball. I used Adobe Illustrator to create the series.
At any rate, I wanted to share. So here ya go.
By the way, I am happy to announce that I did quite well in the class.. A+. So my efforts were well worth it.
Till next time…